Header

LASER

Rock Progressivo Italiano • Italy


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Laser picture
Laser biography
Laser is another one of those obscure RPI bands from the classic period who have become legendary due to the rarity of the original vinyl release and the enthusiasm of collectors. Musically they were not one of the historically important leading bands of the genre but instead one of the many secondary groups that fans delve into after acquiring the classics. Born in Rome in the late 1960s, the band released a single in 1972 and the full length album Vita Sul Pianeta (Life on Earth) in 1973. Like so many RPI bands of this era they had very little studio time and no promotional support. This along with the pending military duty of their keyboardist led the band to split up shortly after their album's release. The album was a concept work about the evolution of life on the planet. Their sound was mainly a medium to hard rock mixed with progressive rock and psych-pop. Short, basic tracks in the 3-5 minute range left time for only minimal improvisation. While it is very far from the best RPI titles it is not without its charming qualities and I've seen it judged far too harshly in certain blogs and reviews. There are some very nice melodies and catchy moments, some decent playing, and plenty of that Italian rock spirit.

Thankfully the CD was reissued by the great archivists at Mellow Records so serious RPI fans of another generation can discover this band. I was able to uncover little else about the band. Drummer Antonello Musso moved to America in the mid 1970s. I hope he will contact me to flesh out the story of Laser in more detail. (Find me on the "member list" as Finnforest, in the Forums. Or off the lead page under Collaborators.)
[Finnforest/Jim Russell]

Photo credit: Laser, live in 1973. Antonello Musso collection.

Laser official website

LASER MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

LASER forum topics / tours, shows & news


LASER forum topics Create a topic now
LASER tours, shows & news Post an entries now

LASER Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Show all LASER videos (2) | Search and add more videos to LASER

Buy LASER Music


Right Now on Ebay (logo)
1980 Styx--Paradise Theater Laser Etching On Side Two (SP3719) Vinyl LP Used USD $10.85 Buy It Now 2h 16m
ERIC CLAPTON Japan 1990s Laser Disc THE CREAM OF USD $18.99 Buy It Now 2h 53m
KARAJAN "IN SALZBURGH" LASER DISC DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPON MADE IN UK VERY RARE LOOK++ USD $10.00 Buy It Now 4h 15m
ELP red 2 laser flashlight LT leapers adjustable tee t-shirt USD $17.99 Buy It Now 7h 20m
ELP red 2 laser flashlight LT leapers adjustable tee t-shirt USD $17.99 Buy It Now 7h 20m
ELP red 2 laser flashlight LT leapers adjustable tee t-shirt USD $17.99 Buy It Now 7h 20m
ELP red 2 laser flashlight LT leapers adjustable tee t-shirt USD $17.99 Buy It Now 7h 20m
ELP red 2 laser flashlight LT leapers adjustable tee t-shirt USD $17.99 Buy It Now 7h 20m
ELP red 2 laser flashlight LT leapers adjustable tee t-shirt USD $17.99 Buy It Now 7h 20m
ELP red 2 laser flashlight LT leapers adjustable tee t-shirt USD $17.99 Buy It Now 7h 20m
ELP red 2 laser flashlight LT leapers adjustable tee t-shirt USD $17.99 Buy It Now 7h 20m
ELP red 2 laser flashlight LT leapers adjustable tee t-shirt USD $17.99 Buy It Now 7h 20m
ELP red 2 laser flashlight LT leapers adjustable tee t-shirt USD $17.99 Buy It Now 7h 20m
ELP red 2 laser flashlight LT leapers adjustable tee t-shirt USD $17.99 Buy It Now 7h 20m
ELP red 2 laser flashlight LT leapers adjustable tee t-shirt USD $17.99 Buy It Now 7h 20m
Emmylou Harris And The Nash Ramblers at The Ryman Japan Laserdisc w OBI Laser LD USD $129.99 Buy It Now 7h 39m
BILLY JOEL LIVE AT YANKEE STADIUM Japan LASER DISC USD $19.99 Buy It Now 8h 31m
SANTANA in MEXICO Japan LASER DISC w/OBI, still SEALD USD $29.99 Buy It Now 9h 13m
SANTANA Japan LASER DISC with OBI,INSERT, Shrinkwrap USD $25.99 Buy It Now 9h 15m
WOODENTOPS GIANT INC. LOVE TRAIN VINYL LP WHITE LASER COPY USD $9.45 Buy It Now 10h 25m
DENNIS BROWN ain't that loving you LV 26 uk laser 1979 12" PS VG/EX USD $13.51 Buy It Now 13h 6m
HERREY different i's LASER LP 509 swedish laser music 1986 LP PS EX/VG+ + inner USD $28.29 Buy It Now 13h 9m
LD / AC/DC LIVE AT DOMINGTON / NM MINT- SUPERB COPY HERE IS LASER DISC USD $99.99 Buy It Now 13h 30m
Herrey-12" Vinyl P/S-Chinese Temptation-Laser Music-LASER 114-23-Ex/Ex USD $17.26 Buy It Now 14h 34m
STYX Paradise Theater LP 11 Track Exclusive Laser Etched Disc In Gatefold Sleeve USD $8.13 Buy It Now 15h 25m
SAMSON Survivors LP 8 Track Original Sleeve Has Sticker On Front UK Laser 1979 USD $17.40 Buy It Now 15h 42m
LASER DISC Joni Mitchell Shadows And Light 1980 LASER DISC USD $15.01 Buy It Now 16h 5m
T REX - LASER LOVE / LIFES AN ELEVATOR - DEMO - 70'S USD $52.51 Buy It Now 16h 48m
Perfume - Laser beam CD+DVD, Limited Edition From Japan USD $14.99 Buy It Now 17h 16m
DOORS L A Woman The Workshop Session 2LP SEALED 180g laser etched USD $31.49 Buy It Now 18h 3m
GEORGHE ZAMFIR PANFLUTE VOL 1 Cassette Tape Laser Light USD $7.79 Buy It Now 18h 16m
SUPERMAN II SOUNDTRACK WITH LASER ETCHED VINYL AND STICKER USD $0.99 [1 bids]
19h 18m
Hyperdrive by Knight Area (CD, Oct-2014, The Laser's Edge) USD $11.41 Buy It Now 19h 40m
Billy Joel The Video Album Laser Disc Set 1986 New Sealed USD $69.99 [0 bids]
19h 59m
Jethro Tull Slipstream Laser Disc 12" NTSC USD $2.25 [2 bids]
20h 6m
TARANTELLA SERPENTINE CD Class One Laser Product ELECTRO / GOTH / EBM USD $1.49 [0 bids]
20h 39m
GEORGE MICHAEL FAITH Lot LASER DISC & DELUXE LIMITED BOX LP VINYL DVD CD SEALED USD $129.00 Buy It Now 21h 7m
DEF LEPPARD VIDEO ARCHIVE LASER DISC LD LASERDISC JAPAN OBI USD $19.99 [0 bids]
21h 16m
Monster Killed By Laser / That Fucking Tank - They Do King Crimson - 7 Cat No. R USD $6.00 Buy It Now 21h 43m
MEGADETH LASER ETCHED DISK **ANARCHY IN THE U.K.** USD $39.95 Buy It Now 21h 45m
? Styx - Paradise Ballroom (1 side = laser-etched vinyl USD $14.99 Buy It Now 22h 8m
COUNTRY CD'S (157) "THE LEGENDARY ERNEST TUBB & FRIENDS" # 12 118 LASER LIGHT USD $1.95 [2 bids]
22h 16m
COUNTRY CD'S (158) "THE LEGENDARY ERNEST TUBB & FRIENDS" # 12 116 LASER LIGHT USD $1.95 [0 bids]
22h 20m
A View to a Kill RARE Japan LD Laser Disc OBI James Bond 007 FILM ost movie USD $15.00 Buy It Now 22h 51m
The Piano RARE Japan LD Laser Disc OBI Jane Campion FILM ost movie New Zealand USD $15.00 Buy It Now 22h 51m
The Mouth of Madness RARE Japan LD Laser Disc OBI Horror John Carpenter FILM USD $15.00 Buy It Now 22h 51m
Magnum Force RARE Japan LD Laser Disc OBI Dirty Harry FILM ost movie Clint USD $15.00 Buy It Now 22h 51m
STYX Japan 1980 NM LP+Laser Edging Vinyl PARADISE THEAT USD $18.99 Buy It Now 23h
JOB LOT OF THREE STYX LPs-Crystal Balls/Equinox/Paradise Theatre (Laser Etched)! USD $19.52 Buy It Now 23h
Angel Laser Series : Best Loved Classics 1 CD (1989) USD $3.25 Buy It Now 23h 28m
1981 ROCK LP -STYX - A&M 8719 - LASER ETCHED - "PARADISE THEATER" USD $15.00 Buy It Now 23h 47m
v.a. MILES DAVIS+MJQ+SUMPLY RED+TRIBUTE TO NESUHI ERTEGUN Japan 1989 Laser Disc USD $79.99 Buy It Now 23h 47m
J.A.T.P. ELLA FITZGERALD Japan 1989 SEALED Laser Disc MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL USD $79.99 Buy It Now 23h 54m
PAVAROTTI+ERIC CLAPTON,ELTON JOHN+1996 Japan SEALED Laser Disc WAR CHILD USD $79.99 Buy It Now 1 day
STYX Japan 1980 NM LP+Obi+Laser Edging Vinyl PARADISE THEATRE USD $24.99 Buy It Now 1 day
??? Aaron kwok live-concert 1998 original laser disc karaoke NEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! USD $25.00 [0 bids]
USD $45.00 Buy It Now
1 day
Sealed THE SILOS Laser Beam Next Door cd USD $4.99 [0 bids]
1 day
THE DESERT FOX LASER DISC USD $10.00 [0 bids]
1 day
Best Loved Classics 1 Angel Laser Series E446978 Audio CD Very Good USD $3.69 Buy It Now 1 day
113 Karaoke Laser Disks- Mostly Pioneer USD $400.00 Buy It Now 1 day
12 Inch The Romeos Laser Etched Tell Me What Can I Do USD $2.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone by Louis Armstrong (CD, Mar-1997, Laser USD $2.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Deep Purple 1974 Japan Laser Disc Sealed ! Whitesnake USD $49.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Deep Purple Come Hell Japan Laser Disc Sealed w Sticker USD $69.99 Buy It Now 1 day
LUCIANO PAVAROTTI - The Event - Live in Milan 1990 Laser Disc LD USD $7.99 [0 bids]
1 day
BIZET - Carmen / 2 Laser Disc Set / James Levine Agnes Baltsa Jose Carreras LD USD $7.99 [0 bids]
1 day
DA DANCE MIX 3 ALAN COOK SCOTCH DAVID LYME FACTS & FICTION LASER DANCE ITALO CD USD $29.99 Buy It Now 1 day
ANGELA DEAN World X 12" maxi single Laser / Flarenasch FLP-252 VG+ USD $6.79 Buy It Now 1 day
Art Pepper Notes from A Jazz Survivor Japan Laserdisc Laser Disc LD USD $69.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Styx ~ Paradise Theatre/ Japan LP/ Laser Etching OBI Sheet Gatefold USD $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Midnight Lab Band - Laser Tag/Don's Demo 7 Inch Single [Vinyl New] USD $15.28 Buy It Now 1 day
Earth Wind Fire Live Japan 90 Japan Laser Disc OBI EWF USD $59.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Miles Davis & Quincy Jones Live at Montreux Japan Laserdisc with OBI LD Laser USD $79.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Vivaldi Four Seasons etc - Classical EMI Laser DRM CDZ7625082 Switzerland 1988 USD $3.89 Buy It Now 1 day
Miles Davis Miles in Paris Japan Laserdisc with OBI 1990 LD Laser USD $79.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Miles Davis Miles Ahead The Music of Miles Japan Laserdisc w OBI 1993 LD Laser USD $79.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Dave Brubeck A Musical Portrait Japan Laserdisc w OBI 1984 LD Laser Paul Desmond USD $149.99 Buy It Now 1 day
SPLIT ENZ - 'TRUE COLOURS' LP (LASER ETCHED DISC) LIMITED EDITION WITH INNER USD $2.99 [1 bids]
1 day
GNARLS BARKLEY - SMILEY FACES - LASER ETCHED 12" EP - EXCELLENT CONDITION USD $15.01 Buy It Now 1 day
Tonite Let's All Make Love Japan Laserdisc Pink Floyd Rolling Stones LD Laser USD $99.99 Buy It Now 1 day
(AS88) The Kiara Elles, Laser Shot / The Bet - DJ CD USD $2.63 Buy It Now 1 day
THE BEATS CADILLAC BLUES/ LOOK AT ME NOW 45 VINYL LASER USD $75.00 Buy It Now 1 day
T-REX - Laser Love - 1976 UK 2-track 7" vinyl single USD $22.52 Buy It Now 1 day
Art Farmer 1 Jazz 625 Japan Laserdisc w OBI Factory Sealed New Laser LD Jim Hall USD $79.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Dexter Gordon Cafe Montmartre Japan Laserdisc w OBI Factory Sealed New Laser LD USD $89.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Erroll Garner Trio 1 Jazz 625 Japan Laserdisc with OBI Laser LD USD $64.99 Buy It Now 1 day
AFTER THE FIRE Laser Love LP 10 Track UK Cbs 1979 USD $10.47 Buy It Now 1 day
HEXSTATIC RED LASER BEAM 12" UK USD $12.99 Buy It Now 1 day
LASER GREEN RIVER Creedence medley in spanish Spinetta ARGENTINA PROMO 7" USD $32.20 Buy It Now 1 day
SPLIT ENZ One Step Ahead LASER ETCHED 45 with PicSleeve USD $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Scorpions 'Wind Of Change' Laser Etched 3-track 12" Maxi Red w Backing Card Rare USD $36.99 Buy It Now 1 day
TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY Sign your name CD VIDEO SINGLE PAL GOLD CD LASER DISC RARE USD $17.99 [0 bids]
USD $23.99 Buy It Now
1 day
RUSH The big money UK 4 TRACK CD VIDEO SINGLE PAL GOLD CD VERTIGO LASER DISC RAR USD $24.99 [0 bids]
USD $44.99 Buy It Now
1 day
SPLIT ENZ True Colors LP NM- PROMO W/ Inner Sleeve LASER Etched Vinyl USD $17.99 Buy It Now 1 day
(Laser Squad) GIZMO "The Gimania EP" Ghost Two 1992 RAVE dj vinyl Listen! USD $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day
LASER-Vita Sul Pianeta-Hard progressive Italy '73-NEW LP RED USD $37.99 Buy It Now 1 day
LASER-Vita Sul Pianeta-Hard progressive Italy '73-NEW CD USD $23.99 Buy It Now 1 day
SPLIT ENZ-TRUE COLOURS-SPECIAL LASER ETCHED GRAPHIC RECORD USD $24.50 Buy It Now 1 day
Palette Town Life Love & Laser Guns Indie OOP pop two door cinema club foals USD $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day
CD Laser Lens Cleaner EP [EP] by Shallow (CD, Mar-1996, Zero Hour) USD $0.99 [0 bids]
1 day
CD vita sul pianeta ~ USD $18.76
LP vita sul pianeta ~ USD $24.17


More places to buy LASER music online Buy LASER & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for LASER DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

LASER shows & tickets


LASER has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

LASER discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

LASER top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.93 | 10 ratings
Vita Sul Pianeta
1973

LASER Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

LASER Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

LASER Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

LASER Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

LASER Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Vita Sul Pianeta by LASER album cover Studio Album, 1973
2.93 | 10 ratings

BUY
Vita Sul Pianeta
Laser Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Finnforest
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars A minor gem which I personally loved

Laser is an obscure 5-piece from Rome who released one album in the heart of the classic period and then vanished (the old familiar RPI tale, sadly). They are not a crucial RPI band by any means, neither historically groundbreaking nor close to the best the genre has to offer. And yet they are not without their charms. Like so many RPI bands of this era they had very little studio time and no promotional support. This along with the personal issues of some band members led them to split up shortly after the album's release. The original vinyl pressing of a few hundred copies made this album highly sought after by Italian rock collectors and its rarity made it a minor legend. Thankfully the Mellow Records reissue allows us modern day fans to hear the album without too much time and expense.

The album (translates to "Life on Earth") was a concept work about the evolution of life on the planet. Their sound was mainly a medium to hard rock mixed with progressive rock, blues-rock, and psych-pop. Short, often basic, yet addicting tracks in the 3-5 minute range left time for only minimal improvisation. And yet while far from the best RPI titles it is not without many charming qualities and I've seen it judged far too harshly in certain blogs and reviews. There are very nice melodies and many catchy moments, some decent playing, and plenty of that Italian rock spirit. Scented Gardens notes "The main attractions here are some superb psychedelic fuzz guitar parts, recalling American underground heavy psychedelia of the late sixties." Laser has been noted to sound like Ricordi D'Infanzia and I would add they remind me a little bit of The Doors live on a rough night. The songs are not complex by prog standards and yet they are embellished nicely with a prominent keys, good rowdy lead guitar, solid drumming and boisterous, often over-the-top vocals. I believe there are two singers, one who reminds me of Jumbo's vocalist and the other like the high-pitched dude in New Trolls. "Dove Andremo" has an explosive section of dual guitars over building organ and dramatic vocal---cool heavy/psych vibe! Or take the trippy guitar intro to "Eri Importante" which almost sounds like an acid-blues set The Dead might have launched into around 1970. More than once they sounded influenced by the hippie blues of the west coast, think Big Brother or Canned Heat, but with Italian vocals and organ! Yes they sound a bit unpolished in places but I can almost guarantee you they had about 8 hours to record this. They probably warmed up and tore through their set live in the studio, or almost live. The lyrics are purportedly pretty cheesy but that's never a concern for me. Production issues and occasional mistakes aside Laser is a fun band. They're like a jammin' local garage band who decided to try a high-minded "proggy" album to fit in with what was happening around them. And those influences mixed with the slightly raw sound and economical melodies really work for me.

While I recognize this title is strictly for RPI fans with an already deep collection of the essential titles, I have to award 3 stars anyway, and frankly I like it better than that myself. I found Laser to be a personable and spirited little band. They're a bit rough around the edges but in this case it only made them more endearing. If you're going for the deep collection you may wish to take a chance on Laser.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Thanks to Finnforest for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 1.91 seconds